The Citation III was developed to replace the Citation II by using a longer fuselage and a swept wing. The Citation III was first flown in 1979 and first delivered in 1983. It is recognizable by its low/swept wing and twin rear fuselage mounted engines. It has a swept T-tail with swept horizontal stabilizer. Each side of the fuselage has 5 cabin windows and carries up to 8 passengers with a 2 man crew. The Citation III cruises at speeds up to 472 knots and has a range of 2346 nautical miles.